Tim Haydon has worked in writing, strategy, communications and public affairs capacities in government, corporate, academic, media, and non-government sectors. His work has encompassed higher education, nuclear science and technology, human rights, media and communications, law, banking and finance, the arts, political science, information technology, and health and medicine. Since 2007 he has been consulting to universities and the research sector, in several capacities. He assists individuals, teams, centres and consortia with funding submissions and strategy (e.g. for ARC, NHMRC, government, industry and philanthropy; local, national and international) and runs strategy, reviewing and writing workshops. He helps develop and write strategies (e.g. university strategic plans, research and infrastructure strategies). He has also worked on the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative since it was trialled in 2009. Tim specialises in developing strategy and in communicating complex topics in an accessible manner.

Helen Signy uses the skills developed over 25 years as a journalist to help clients tell their story. With expertise in health and medical writing, she produces content and formulates communications strategy for the government, academic, media and non-government sectors. Helen has extensive experience in many different styles of writing, from features and opinion articles for the lay media and medical press to strategic documents, digital media, websites, evidence-based patient materials, corporate documents, annual reports, case studies, newsletters and books. 

Our Associates

Alexandra Martiniuk
Dr Martiniuk (Associate Professor at both the University of Sydney and the University of Toronto) divides her time between conducting her own research and providing strategic and writing advice to our clients in the health and research sectors. An epidemiologist and biostatistician by training, she has a wealth of expertise in cohort and cluster randomized controlled trials, has attracted over $5 million in funding, published over 100 papers (including in the Lancet, Cochrane Reviews, and Annals of Oncology) and been the recipient of 29 awards and fellowships. The latter include an NHMRC fellowship, the Australian Chamber of Commerce Young Outstanding Person of the Year Award, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Rising Star Award. She also has extensive experience reviewing manuscripts for the Lancet, BMJ, and other leading journals, as well as grant applications for the NHMRC, ARC and CIHR. 

Jane Reynaud has more than 15 years’ experience in the Australian higher education sector, as well as tertiary qualifications and professional practice experience in architecture and health sciences. She specialises in the management of strategic projects, with a particular focus on research development, research impact, translational research, and collaborative opportunities that link researchers, education providers, industry and external funding partners. Managing projects across domestic and international education, philanthropy, government and industry, Jane has a deep understanding of people and their networks, and proven expertise in facilitating initiatives that define and develop individual and institutional capabilities and that foster a culture of sustained and successful performance. 

Jim Gleeson is an author and journalist with over twenty years’ experience in corporate communications. He has spent a number of years based overseas, working for multinational biomedical companies and electronics manufacturers. His work in Australia has a strong medical and software development focus. Jim excels in achieving consensus amongst senior management and other players concerning the message to be communicated, and is experienced in navigating material through legal, regulatory and informal sign-off procedures. Jim is equally at home writing for the internet and print media, and served until recently as director of The Diplomat magazine, devoted to international affairs, and its sister publication, Corporate Citizen.

Andrea Dixon is a communications advisor operating in Perth and Indonesia. Her clients include the WA Department of Commerce's Industry, Innovation and Science Department and the Royalties for Regions program. She has produced annual reports, media statements and ministerial speech notes and provided media support to the Chief Scientist of Western Australia and several ministers. Andrea has worked in complex industrial areas and prepared submissions for the creation of a Common User Port Facility at Port Hedland. She regularly contracts to the Department of Regional Development in WA to provide both internal and public facing magazines. She has international experience in corporate communications for blue chip clients including PricewaterhouseCoopers and DLA Piper, has prepared academic papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and has more than 25 years' experience in journalism in Australia and overseas.